Sen. Curt Bramble, R-Provo, proposed legislation that would allow for two specific laser treatments, YAG-capsulotomy (YAG) and Selective Laser Trabeculectomy (SLT), to be performed on patents across Utah.
The Utah Office of Professional Licensure Review (OPLR) recently completed a comprehensive study on the matter concluding that not only are these lasers safe in the hands of optometrists but they are needed due to the lack of providers in rural Utah. The study also found these laser procedures to be extremely safe when performed by optometrists nationwide with a near-zero incident rate on 195K completed procedures.
Please contact your senator and ask for a time to discuss our bill. You do not need to go to the Capital for this discussion; a phone or Zoom call is sufficient. Many senators do not know how extensive our training and education are. Please set up these conversations now! Let them know you are their constituent and would like to discuss SB 210. Below are links to every Senator's contact page. Also here is an interactive map that you can click on your home and practice location and it will show who your senator is for that location.
Curtis Bramble (Orem/Provo) Our Senate Sponsor
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